Lady in Red

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The pictures are finally done from the shoot that I did with Leon Barber in Green Point, Brooklyn. Leon managed to get good shots of me while I was balancing on wobbly wet rocks. The shoot was kind of a last minute thing, but it turned out so well. I didn't even know what I was going to wear until a hour or so before shooting. Nevertheless, I had a great time doing it. 









The dress I'm wearing is from Asos. My bracelets are from Aldo and my ring is from a Buffalo Exchange in Houston. 

Super Trash Launch Party

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Monday, October 29, 2012


 On Thursday I had the privilege to attend and cover the launch party for  SuperTrash that was hosted by Montmartre. I was instantaneously swept away by their sharp and well crafted collection. The garments portrayed feminine qualities with hints of funk and rock and roll chic. My favorite look was a neoprene mint-turquoise wiggle dress that was paired with a white jacket, by the stores talented and quick thinking stylist. Ashley, the manager of Montmartre turned model, wore the dress like a pro. She also tried on a plethora of other garments. It's always enlightful to see garments that have great hanger appeal on a three dimensional form. I also fell in love with their exquisitely crafted bubble gum pink short suit. The jacked was adorned with three zippers, one in the middle for a closure and one on each bottom left and right sides for pockets. The jacket was perfectly tailored and the puff sleeves added drama with a touch of hollywood sophistication. Accompaning the jacket were the hotter than hot mama shorts that were just as beautifully constructed and well thought out as the matching jacket. The shorts had two pleats on each side, which is a plus for curvy girls like myself. It was also accessorized by a zipper on the left side for a closure. I can't wait to get my hands on both the neoprene dress and the bubble gum pink short suit.
The entire SuperTrash collection was well thought out. There were more than a handful of garments that were not only fashion forward, but practical, which is something rare. Pieces in the collection could be combined with other outfits, worn on different occasions and throughout the four seasons. The collection wasn't overly designed, but designed well enough that one could go from the office to a date or party without the perplexity of having to change clothes. I strongly recommend this collection to women who are transitioning from college to work in the professional environment. From the neoprene garments and to the customizable jumpsuit, this collection posses a hip uptown girl vibe with a clashes of sophistication that every woman will fall in love with.





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A teaser of my photo shoot

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yesterday I had the privilege of being photographed by my talented friend, Leon Barber. We did the shoot in Green Point, Brooklyn where the cityscape of New York City was my background. Anyway, my photo's are currently being edited, but I'll leave ya'll with a teaser photo what my shoot was like... Stay tuned 


Grown up Backpacks

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Since living in New York City, I've come to the realization that backpacks are not only useful, but practical and necessary for those who are continuously caring multiple types of electronics around, such as a computer and DSL Camera. Depending on how I'm dressed and where I'm going I have to lug a pair of heels/or flats and depending on the occasion a change of clothes.
I came across several cute, but functional backpacks recently. Some were found on my tumblr, pinterest, and several types of websites. I'm now dying to get my hands on a chic and stylish backpack such as the ones below.


1. Topshop Neon Trim Denim Backpack
2. ESSL Austrain Backpack
3. Found on Pinterest
4.Asos Leather Backpack with pointed flap
5. Waxed canvas Backpack by Otto bags
6. Romwe Lovely Style Black Backpack

Style Vagrant: Breanna Carthern

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Current occupation?-
 I am currently a sales associate at Anthropologie and a freelance stylist.
           
            How do you approach getting dressed?-
 I get dressed based on how I feel for that day. Some days I like to be glamourous and other days I am more chill. I think the weather has a huge affect on the way I dress also. No matter how I feel my style alwayas has an elment of feminitiy and funkiness.
           
            What do you find visually inspiring?-
 I recently fell in love with art deco paintings and architecture. I am also obsesed with flowers and gardens.
           
           
What are your career and/or personal aspirations?-
 I am a fashion stylist and I would love to style for televison and movies in the future. I also want to open up my own boutique where I would sell other vendors clothes and possibly my own brand.
           

            At what age and what particular event inspired you to pursue a career in fashion?-
 Growing up my dad was a designer and he has always been my influence to pursue a career in fashion. Once I was applying for colleges in high-school, I realized the only career I could see myself pursuing in the future is working in fashion.
           
            Do you have any style influencers?-
 Audrey hepburn, Marilyn Monroe,and Janelle Monae. I also get inspired by everyday street style.

           
            Your favorite beauty product?-
 My favorite beauty product is my Mac Khol eyeliner. It just makes my eyes pop.
           
            Have you worn anything as of recently that made you feel exciting?-
 Anything with polka-dots makes me super bubbly. I have this red with white polka dot dress that I adore.
           
            Best advice someone has ever given you?-
 The best advice someone has given me is to never be scared to be who you are. If your bold, embrace your boldness. We are all created fabulously, embrace who you truly are and let your inner light shine.
           
            Advice worth giving-
          No matter what you want to do in life, do it confidently and never give up on your dreams. Your life is totally worth living, so live in every moment.






Style Vagrants Preview

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Monday!!!

Here are a couple of teaser photos from a photo shoot/style interview that I did with the adorable Breanna Cathern...Stay tuned to learn more about this beauty!



Favorites from CAST and Combed Lookbook

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the AW12 lookbook of LA based jewelry line CAST and Combed. Designer Jessica Kelley continues to toy with the idea of combining geometric shapes with abstract and whimsical designs for her handcrafted eco-resin pieces. Her AW2012 collection is full of bursting colors and bold shapes that will be staple pieces throughout your fall/winter wardrobe. 






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Not Your Average Black Pumps

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I was once told that every woman should own a black pump. Well unfortunately I don't and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I own a varriety of colors from coral pink to red and even brown but for some reason i've never been attracted to black pumps. Most of them look plain and they go unnoticed (well to me). Who ever remembers a black pump out of an outfit? Maybe it's just me, but they don't posses a "Wow" factor.

As of lately vie been thinking about what that someone told me and he was probably right. Sometimes shoes aren't meant to stand out and at times they are meant to frame an outfit together. 




1. Gianvito Rossi; Ankle Wrap Pump
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2. 3.1 Phillip Lim; Kadie Pump
purchase here
3. Christian Louboutin; Atomic Pump
purchase here
4. Proenza Schouler; Combo Pointed Toe Pump
purchase here
5. Sergio Rossi; Python Extended Back Pump
purchase here

Street Vagrants

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Monday, October 8, 2012

10.5.12

--Washington Sq. Park 





Back into the Wilderness

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

On Saturday, my friend Christina and I decided to go hiking on the Appalachian Trail in Tuxedo, New York. It was a poorly planned trip thanks to my procrastination. All week I had the urge to get out of the city for a while and that tingly feeling of being surrounded by nature was strongly calling my name. So,  about 5 or 6 days prior to us going on the trip I asked Christina to go hiking with me. She agreed, but her persistent questions about where we were going caused me to lie a little bit about exact destination. I didn't know where we were going and planning an instate trip 5 or 6 days in advance was a little to early for my taste. Im a procrastinator...The night before our hike around 12 am I researched places for us to go and half-ass got took notes on the directions to the trail. We met up at Penn Station at 8:30 and of course I was running 15 minutes late. ( I couldn't find my shoes) After figuring out that the directions that I had were wrong I had to ask several people how to get to my destination properly. At 10:30 we boarded our bus and by 10:45 sharp the bus took off. Once we arrived we had a quick photo session before getting our hike on.

As I was fumbling around with my backpack, I heard Christina say something that sounded like, "Oh my Gosh its a bear" or something to that affect. Me, not really paying attention and thinking to myself, "Yea girl whatever, okay Christina" looked up only because I had a nagging gut feeling to do so. I'm glad I did because unfortunately she was right. There was this big ass bear running diagonally towards us (or so I thought) from across the road. I saw Christina run behind this medium sized tree and for some odd reason I decided to do the same because obviously the tree was going to protect us from a bear attack and the bear wouldn't be able to find us hiding behind a tree with my bright pink backpack poking out from behind it....Smh. After we sensed that it was safe to come from behind the tree a truck pulled up and asked us if we saw the bear that just past. Showing him how uncomfortable and scared we were, he ushered for us to get in his truck so he could take us to his sisters house that was down the street... I politely turned down his offer. I was scared, not crazy... 

The truck left and while we were debating if we should still hike, we noticed this stereotypical serial killer/rapist looking guy taking pictures of us from afar. He was a little lanky with shoulder length jet black greasy hair. He wore this blue light denim dingy button down shirt with off black denim jeans. He looked like the type of serial killer that you see in movies which are set in small erie towns. He would be characterized as the towns creepy weirdo that no one talks to.  He approached us saying that he was going hiking off the trail up in the mountains somewhere. It was strange to me that one would go hiking up a mountain with no equipment, no backpack, no food or water, no basic survival equipment, but only a cell phone and a small cup of coffee. Very strange. He wanted us to join him, but again we politely turned down the offer and said, "No thanks." We were scared, not crazy, dumb or stupid. We waited for him to leave, which took forever and half a day, before we started our hike. Our day seemed as though it was full of omens from the get go, from me not getting the right directions, to the bear that was running around like crazy, and the two weirdies trying to kidnap us. Needles to say, we were off to a bad start.  It seemed as though it wasn't real or as if we were the joke of a show of how many things could go wrong in one day. After Christina found herself a sharp stone and Moses-like stick just in case she needs to fight off that serial killer/rapist-looking guy, we started to make our way up the hill. 

Once we started our hike it was so peaceful and beautiful. Lush greenery, beautiful gray stones of various sizes and shapes, tranquil sounds of water passing. It was hypnotizing watching the water from the stream seduchingly teasing the pebbles and stones along the stream. Every now and then I would hear a splash from a frog jumping into the water or a chipmunk tussling with the shrubbery or leaves being broken by a deer's footsteps. It was hard to believe that we were only a hour away form NYC. The Appalacian Trails was the definition of a beautiful escape away from the loud and never ending city life. A few hours passed and it was getting near 5 pm. We decided to head back before the sun began to set. While making our way back we saw another bear. Rightfully so, I designated myself to be the calm one in that situation. Christina had been freaking out throughout the whole hike about the serial killer/rapist look-a-like and mistaking almost every dark colored tree stump for bears. After the bear decided to leave we finished walking back. We ended our trail just a couple of minutes past 6 pm.

I plan on adding hiking to my list of hobbies and plan to do it again soon, but except being more organized and with better shoes. I chose to wear my 6 year old sneakers that have been worn down and laid around. Needless to say, my feet, knees and legs were killing me. It was a wonderful experience, being that it was my first time hiking and I hope to discover more beautiful and nature filled trails such as the Appalachians.


The serial killer/rapist guy who was trying to get us to hike with him off  of the trail...












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Bullets on Bleeker St.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

On Wednesday, I discovered an amazing independent jewelry designer, by the name of Eddie, at The Market on Bleeker St. His jewelry is a cool and is a unique juxtaposition of turning something that is sometimes used for evil into something that is beautiful, decorative, and fashionable. He conveys his vision by using bullets as ornate decorative necklaces and bracelets. Every detail from the way the pieces were engraved with lace like patterns and letters to the way the bullets were put together and paired with other gems and stones is an interesting combination to look at. His jewelry not only portrays the passion that he has for his craft, but shows the hard work that was put into making such beautiful pieces.

Eddie usually shows his pieces at The Market on most days (159 Bleeker Street), but if you are interested in obtaining one of his pieces contact him by email at eddiehwp@hotmail.com.










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